Meghann Wright - "Black Kiss" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

10 June 2015

With a voice that sounds like a hybrid of KT Tunstall and Adele, Meghann Wright delivers some sultry blues with her new tune "Black Kiss".

Based in Brooklyn but hailing from Makaha, Hawaii, Meghann Wright will soon release her debut full-length LP, Nothing Left to Lose, which will no doubt bring some additional heat to the summer months. As tunes like “Black Kiss” evince (stream the track below), Wright is adept at a brand of bluesy rock that’s confident in its strut and sultry in its disposition. As Bitch Magazine aptly puts it, Wright’s “got a point to make”, and when that point is made with boot-stompin’ rhythms and tasty, bluesy guitar solos, folks are no doubt bound to hear her out.

From 19 June through 8 August, Wright will join the lengthy lineup of 2015’s Warped Tour, where she will feature as an Acoustic Basement artist.
Wright tells PopMatters about the track, “The theme of the song is addiction of all kinds. My inspiration comes from a toxic relationship that was difficult to leave because it was steeped in codependency.”

Nothing Left to Lose is out on 30 June via BlackTop Records.

Warped Tour dates:

June 17—Anchorage, AK—George M Sullivan Sports Arena
June 19—Pomona, CA—Pomona Fairplex
June 20—Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 21—Ventura, CA—Seaside Park—Ventura County Fairgrounds
June 23—Mesa, AZ—Quail Run Park
June 24—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater
June 25—Oklahoma City, OK—Remington Park
June 26—Houston, TX—NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot
June 27—Dallas, TX—Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 28—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center
July 01—Nashville, TN—Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 02—Atlanta, GA—Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 03—St. Petersburg, FL—Vinoy Park
July 04—West Palm Beach, FL—Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
July 05—Orlando, FL—Tinker Field
July 06—Jacksonville, FL—Morocco Shrine Auditorium And Grounds
July 07—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion
July 08—Virginia Beach, VA—Farm Bureau Live
July 09—Pittsburgh, PA—First Niagara Pavilion
July 10—Camden, NJ—Susquehanna Bank Center
July 11—Wantagh, NY—Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 12—Hartford, CT—Xfinity Theatre
July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center
July 15—Darien Center, NY—Darien Lake PAC
July 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center
July 17—Toronto, ON—Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 18—Columbia, MD—Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 19—Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21—Scranton, PA—The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 23—Cuyahoga Falls, OH—Blossom Music Center
July 24—Detroit, MI—The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
July 25—Chicago, IL—First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 26—Shakopee, MN—Canterbury Park
July 27—Maryland Heights, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28—Milwaukee, WI—Marcus Amphitheatre
July 29—Noblesville, IN—Klipsch Music Center
July 30—Bonner Springs, KS—Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 01—Salt Lake City, UT—Utah State Fairpark
August 02—Denver, CO—Pepsi Center Parking Lot
August 05—San Diego, CA—Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
August 07—Portland, OR—Portland Expo Center
August 08—Auburn, WA—White River Amphitheater

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